Monday, March 13, 2017

A Warm Spring Day

We've had a spell of warm, dry weather.  Not hot, just warm, in the upper 60s. 

The boys have been napping in the sun.

The flowers are starting to open.

Brett is busy moving logs into piles, where they look nice and neat while waiting to be split.

We spread wood chips in the garden and then Brett mowed -- "Not in my garden," I told him. "The poppies are just starting to come up."  (He's a bit over-zealous when it comes to mowing and weed whacking.)  I try to tell him that this is a ranch, not a golf course, -- and he nods impatiently; fires up the ride-on mower, and off he goes.

There is still a lot of mud around, and the streams are running.  It's early spring and this warm weather is just a teaser.  Brett, who is normally a glass half empty kind of guy, told me that he thinks that the rain is gone for this year.  I don't believe him.  For once, I'm the pessimistic one.

But, today the air is full of birdsong and sunshine.  Days like this are gold.


  1. Ha! Ed is like Brett- must mow everything.

  2. I am very jealous of your weather. The two photos with the flowers (and your house) are gorgeous! That downed tree has really kept Brett busy.

  3. How beautiful--especially the last picture. I woke up this morning and thought I heard bird song. It was the first thing that hit me when I opened my eyes and I said so to my husband. He couldn't hear it--but when I went outside--I was RIGHT!! It's always the first harbinger of spring. I was so excited--there's hope!! Even if you do get more rain, you will probably continue to have flowers, green grass & sunshine! We're a ways behind you.

  4. An American in TokyoMarch 14, 2017 at 12:17 AM

    It's so nice that you have spring weather!
    Our spring is all ups and downs. One day, spring...the next day, back to winter temps! Today is freezing!


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